Page 8 - White Plains Hospital Annual Report 2019-2020
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UNPRECEDENTED
TIMES
UNBELIEVABLE
STRENGTH
  As we write this letter halfway through 2020, it is striking to see how much our world has changed — both at home and at the Hospital. We began the year with ambitious plans and a clear strategy to move forward on the next phase of our campus transformation following a milestone year. 2019 marked the groundbreaking of our Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery, the opening of our new Family Health Center/Behavioral Health Center, the renovation of our Center for Sleep Medicine, the opening of new and expanded practice locations in Northern Westchester, and the start of construction on our new Pediatric Center. With so much momentum, 2020 was going to be another remarkable year.
Our Annual Report is historically produced in April, giving us time to reflect on the many great accomplishments from the prior year. As April
approached, we were in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and with all that has happened, we knew it was important to document part of our story in real- time. Our doctors and team members from every department exhibited unbelievable strength and an unforgettable display of selflessness, dedication, and compassion. At White Plains Hospital, our brand promise is exceptional, every day; during the pandemic, our staff showed this to be true.
The pandemic challenged us in unimaginable ways. Seemingly overnight, the Hospital transformed as we took on the enormous role of keeping our community healthy and patients and staff safe. To meet state requirements and handle the surge of COVID-19 patients, we quickly increased our capacity from 250 beds to 375 and expanded our ICU beds from 16 to 82. Elective surgeries were canceled, visitors and volunteers were asked to stay
 EVERYONE STEPPED UP WHEN OUR COMMUNITY NEEDED THEM THE MOST, AND IN RETURN OUR COMMUNITY RALLIED AROUND US.
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